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Pollster John McLaughlin says that election polls were meant to depress Trump voter turnout

"So, what they were trying to do was discourage Election Day turnout of Trump voters with really bad polls," he said during an interview on the John Solomon Reports podcast.

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Updated: November 5, 2020 - 11:01pm

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Pollster John McLaughlin says that election polls sought to depress Trump voter turnout during the 2020 presidential contest.

"So, what they were trying to do was discourage Election Day turnout of Trump voters with really bad polls," he said during an interview on the John Solomon Reports podcast.

McLaughlin said that at one point President Trump contacted him and asked about a Washington Post-ABC News poll that showed him down by 17 points in Wisconsin. He said that he told the president that the Wisconsin race was actually very close.

In fact, the state did ultimately prove to be a very tight election contest. 

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